Fayette County

Annie “Opal” Carter, 86, of Fayetteville

Annie “Opal” Carter, 86, of Fayetteville passed away December 10, 2010.

Survivors include daughters Barbara & Richard Fogg of Sharpsburg and Brenda & Russell Bowman of Fayetteville, sons William R. & Susan Carter of Jackson , GA. and Richard Carter of Fayetteville ; 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, December 13, 2010 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel with Rev. Lynn McClain officiating. The burial will follow at Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery .

The family will receive friends Sunday 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

Mrs. Fanny Joiner, 87, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Fanny Joiner, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 8, 2010 at the age of 87.

Mrs. Joiner was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose favorite times were spent reading her Bible, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Fanny had a green thumb. She was known for her beautiful caladiums among other flowers, which once allowed her garden to be chosen as “garden of the month.” She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City. Read More»

Payless Shoes and Holiday Helpers grant wishes of angels

Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers (left) and Karen Spangler with the school system’s CARE program accepted the donation of 150 gift coupons at the Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville from store manager Johnathan Dennis.

Thanks to Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville and Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers, 150 students in need of shoes on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their requests granted.

The 2010 Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program is a grass roots campaign to deliver $1.2 million in free shoes to children of families in need. Read More»

Local American Legion chapters hold oratorical contests early next year

Each year, local American Legion posts across the nation host a constitutional speech contest referred to as the "Oratorical Contest.” The High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is a public speaking contest for high school students designed to develop a deeper knowledge of the US Constitution. Other objectives include development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently and preparation for American citizenship. Read More»

Order ornaments for American Legion tree by Wednesday

Order ornaments for American Legion tree by Wednesday

The Civitans and United Daughters of the Confederacy continue to offer the community the chance to order personalized Christmas ornaments to honor our veterans. The tree is located in front of the American Legion Post 105 Log Cabin in Fayetteville and is being decorated with 6 inch Christmas balls.  Individuals may order an ornament for $10 to honor a veteran. The name, rank, branch of service and date served will be printed on each ornament. To place your order, contact Linda Robinson, 770-460-1119.  Deadline to order is Dec. 15. The ornaments will be available for pickup after the holidays.

NAACP has pre-holiday showcase Saturday

The NAACP Georgia State ACT-SO presents a pre-holiday showcase featuring multi-talents students around Georgia. Read More»

Braelinn's poetry recitation winners

Braelinn's poetry recitation winners

Congratulations to the Braelinn Grade-Level Poetry Recitation Winners. These students won at their respective grade levels in the school’s poetry recitation contest and will go on to compete at the county level next quarter. The reciters were judged on the following elements: difficulty of the poem, memorization and accuracy, stage presence, articulation, interpretation and style. From left are Nicole Smith (1st), Allie Watson (2nd), Barrett Hester (4th), Olivia Wernecke (3rd), and Elena Wernecke (5th). The Kindergarten winner, Ashlyn Oates, is not pictured. Photo/Special.

'Operation Sandbox Georgia' delivers the goods for America’s troops

Vernon Lynch (C) hands over the money to Operation Sandbox co-founder Virginia Pearson (R)  as Vivian Snyder, associate editor of Southland’s Full Throttle Magazine, looks on at their Anniversary party Dec. 5 at Fat Cats in Austell. Photo/Special.

On Dec. 5, Santa Claus came early when Vernon Lynch delivered a truckload and car-full of items to Operation Sandbox Georgia headquarters for packing and mailing to troops for the holidays.

In addition to the items collected in Fayette County, Lynch, a cook at Mimi’s restaurant in Peachtree City, handed over $1,060 that was donated to help with packaging and shipping costs. Read More»

PTC's Development Authority short on money, long on aspirations

With $14,000 left in the bank and no more funding coming from the Peachtree City Council, at this point anyway, the Development Authority of Peachtree City has enough money to get to the first of May before running out.

On a 3-2 vote of council earlier this year, DAPC’s $35,000 in funding was removed from the budget, and the authority was informed they would have to subsist on that figure with its mission. Read More»

$400K deemed too much for MacDuff golf cart path

Peachtree City is hoping to go back to its original plan for building a cart path along Camden Apartments that leads from the currently-unused path tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway.

Camden officials had asked the city to consider a different alternative for the project, but that will be far too expensive, the Peachtree City Council was told last week.

The project would have come it at over $400,000, officials said. The city will ask Camden if it will donate the needed right of way for the less costly proposal, according to City Manager Bernie McMullen.

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